Boxing News Archives: October 2017

Quigg to take on Yefimovych in Monte Carlo – World titles next

Scott Quigg believes he can become a two-weight World champion in 2018 – but says he’s prepared for a hard night’s work on Saturday when he faces Oleg Yefimovych in a eliminator for the WBA World Bantamweight title in Monte-Carlo, live on Sky Sports. Quigg held the WBA Bantamweight crown over six fights before losing out to Belfast rival Carl Frampton and the 29 year old has since moved to Los Angeles to team up with legendary trainer Freddie Roach, landing their first win together in April against Viorel Simion at Wembley Stadium. Quigg is honing his skills in the ...

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‘Spookiest’ Knockouts in Boxing History

In honour of Halloween, let’s look at a few of the spookiest (1 punch shocking knockouts that caught us off guard) in boxing history!   Tyson vs Buster Douglas  Still arguably one of the biggest upsets in not just boxing history, but in sports history was when the baddest man on the planet, Iron Mike Tyson was knocked out in Japan against, at the time, unknown underdog Buster Douglas. The science of Tyson on the canvas trying to put his mouth piece back is an image we won’t ever forget.       Ali vs Foreman  Billed as the ‘Rumble ...

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Joshua wins, Whyte calls for Wilder, Yafai taken to the limit and Taylor impresses once again – Cardiff Results

Saturday night at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff saw Anthony Joshua defeat Carlos Takam in the 10th round via stoppage to retain his WBA and IBF heavyweight titles in a tough battle for the champion. Carlos Takam replaced Kubrat Pulev as Joshua’s challenger and showed his worth by putting up a real fight to Joshua. The first round saw Joshua take the front foot by attacking Takam with his jab and trying to find his range, sending Takam towards the ropes. The second round saw Joshua take a knock to his nose, as Takam came forward towards Joshua and both ...

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Anthony Joshua vs Carlos Takam – Fight Prediction

In boxing we the fans are taken through the walk of steps on the staircase that ultimately leads to the fights we want to see. With some fighters, sadly more steps are required for us, the fans, to walk than others. The question coming into this weekend is what step are we the fans on, on the heavyweight staircase to the showdowns we really want to see? One of the biggest names in boxing, and the man who has brought back relevancy to the heavyweight division returns this Saturday night when Anthony Joshua goes up against mandatory challenger Carlos Takam. ...

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Amir Khan attempts Mayweather clash while Brook taunts rival

British boxer, Amir Khan, has been attempting to call out Floyd Mayweather out of retirement and have the fight he has wanted for several years. Khan, now 30, hasn’t stepped into the ring since his KO loss by Canelo Alvarez back in May 2016, and since then, the former Super Lightweight has been recovering from hand surgery. Khan now eyes a comeback to get his career back on track after a turbulent few months with his personal life being affected. Khan wrote on Twitter.com, “I know it’s been a year I’ve not fought due to hand surgery. I’m ready to make ...

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Saunders to defend title against Lemieux in Canada

WBO Middleweight champion, Billy Joe Saunders, will defend his title against David Lemieux on 16th December 2017, in Canada. The two were in Canada for the press conference ahead of the fight and both boxers had their say. Saunders spoke of the upcoming fight and the immediate goal if he is to defeat Lemieux. “This fight has good fight written all over it. There is a lot at stake. I’m going to be very aware because as you all know, boxing is a funny game, it can end very quickly with one punch. And it goes both ways. David is going to ...

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Whyte to make life hell for Helenius

Dillian Whyte says he’s going to make life hell for Robert Helenius when they clash for the WBC Silver Heavyweight title at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Whyte wants to secure a showdown with WBC king Deontay Wilder in 2018 and knows that an impressive win over Helenius will take him a giant step towards that goal. ‘The Nordic Nightmare’ has vowed to destroy Whyte’s dreams, but Whyte doesn’t believe the former European champion will be able to stand the heat he’s preparing for the Welsh capital this weekend. “I don’t think ...

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George Groves And Jamie Cox Are Ready To Do Battle

The sports named boxing has been built on the weight of the boxers in the bid to make it a fair playing ground for all involved.  Before boxing went technical and scientific, it could have been so boring to watch fights between people in the category of today’s heavyweight and people in the featherweight category. There may be some very rare upsets if that was the case. But there will always be undue advantages in favour of the heavyweight guys to knock down the featherweight people in the first round. So, the world of boxing has turned the weight thing ...

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Kal Yafai vs Sho Ishida on undercard to Joshua/Takam

Kal Yafai says he will send out a statement to the Super-Flyweight division that he’s coming for all the belts when he defends his crown against unbeaten mandatory challenger Sho Ishida at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday (October 28) live on Sky Sports Box Office. Yafai puts the strap on the line for the second time and against a second opponent from the land of the rising sun having been taken 12 rounds by the gritty Suguru Muranaka in May. The unbeaten Birmingham star now travels to Wales to put the belt on the line against Ishida, the tall ...

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Burnett victorious, Fowler makes it 4-0 and Warrington sets up clash with Selby

On a huge Saturday night of boxing, Ryan Burnett defeated Zhanat Zhakiyanov at the SSE Arena, Belfast, to become the Unified Bantamweight champion. The 25 year old endured a hard fought bout with the Kazakh boxer but showed his resilience to become the WBA and IBF World Bantamweight champion. Zhakiyanov, as expected, began aggressively and cornered Burnett into the corner but the Northern Irishman was able to come away and land his own uppercut and right hand in the first. The following rounds saw Zhakiyanov up close to Burnett, attempting close range shots to the inside whilst Burnett was able ...

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